On Monday, Goldsboro defeated James Kenan 5-4 in double overtime.
And on Wednesday evening, Goldsboro once again proved too tough for the Tigers to defend. Goldsboro swept the regular-season series from James Kenan with a 4-0 win on Wednesday night.
Adriana Davis, Hallie Hancock, Mills Hancock, and Erin Barnett each scored one goal for the Cougars, who improved their record to 6-0 with the win.
“We knew that we’d have to be mentally prepared. James Kenan showed why they are competitive in the conference on Monday, and once you play a team one time, you get a better feel for what’s going to come at you,” Goldsboro head coach Jorg Wagner said. “James Kenan did well on Monday, but in this game, we were able to withstand any sort of early attack.”
From the start of the game, the Cougars put pressure on James Kenan, and the Tigers had no answer for the Cougars’ pressure.
Goldsboro had multiple chances to score early in the first half, but the Cougars could not find the back of the net.
In the 24th minute, Davis scored the Cougars’ first goal when she belted a pass from Katie Wagner into the net.
Six minutes later, Hallie Hancock gave Goldsboro a 2-0 lead when she fired off a shot from outside the box, which went past the James Kenan goalie’s hands and into the net.
Late in the first half, Mills Hancock converted a penalty kick to give Goldsboro a 3-0 lead at halftime.
“Just to get that many shots up was good to see,” Wagner said.
For most of the second half, Wagner rested the Goldsboro starters, but the Tigers were unable to take advantage, and Barnett capped the scoring for the Cougars with a goal late in the second half.
Goldsboro (6-0 overall) plays host to Clinton (6-0) today, and Wagner said the Cougars must be ready for what could be their most formidable opponent of the season.
“Clinton is the toast of the conference, and I’m glad we have them at home first,” Wagner said. “We’re going to have to acknowledge Clinton has a lot of individual class. They pick people apart, so what we have to do is be aggressive and not allow Clinton to run at us.”